DIY Air Conditioning Roundup

May 16, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Today’s sudden heat wave inspired me to make my own air conditioner.  I haven’t started the project yet but many others have posted their efforts for DIY AC online.  Before you start remember the following:

  • electricity and water don’t mix
  • watch out for leaks

Here are some of the best so far:

http://www.gmilburn.ca/category/projects/homemade-air-conditioner/ – this guy gets credit for making the first DIY AC that earned major Internet attention. 

Make Magazine’s DIY Air Conditioner

Desktop AC made from a styrofoam takeout container – this Instructable tutorial has links to many other DIY AC plans

Loads of offerings on YouTube as well – do you own search.  Here’s a 4:27 tutorial.


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